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Are immediate-return strategies adaptive ?

Layton, R. H. (2005) 'Are immediate-return strategies adaptive ?', in Property and equality : ritualisation, sharing, egalitarianism. New York: Berghahn, pp. 130-150.


Argues that the social strategies that James Woodburn characterised as 'immediate return' are adaptive in specified ecological contexts. Woodburn's 'delayed return' strategies constitute a composite category. When the components (technology, territoriality) are separated they too can be shown to be adaptive in specific ecologies.

Item Type:Book chapter
Keywords:Foraging, Adaptation, Politics.
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Date of first online publication:2005
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